We have thirteen private, streamside fly-fishing camps located within the taimen sanctuary. Each camp is rustic but very comfortable, much like an African tented safari. All are designed as places to relax after a wonderful day on the river.
On upper river trips, guests are accommodated in traditional Mongolian gers with vehicle support. On the more remote lower river expeditions, guests are accommodated in Nordic tipis. All camps are dismantled at the end of the season, leaving no trace on the local landscape.
Each camp reflects Mongolian traditions and is well integrated in the surrounding countryside. There are no generators or stereos, only the sounds of wind in the trees and water over stones, only the lights of candles and stars.
Anglers enjoy a full day’s float between each camp. If you still have the energy to cast, every camp is situated along a uniquely beautiful stretch of river with great fishing right outside your ger or tipi.
All camps have simple toilet and shower facilities. The toilets are clean and private. The shower is in its own designated ger or tent, with plenty of space for changing clothes. Hot water for showers is provided by a wood stove inside the shower tent.
Northern Mongolia reminds many guests of the American West in another era, before dams, paved roads, and barbed wire came along. Local residents continue to make the most of this unfettered landscape, following a traditional nomadic lifestyle with deep, Tibetan Buddhist roots and a serious respect for nature. Mongolian culture venerates hospitality and our camp staff is no exception. They are wonderful, hard-working, and highly attentive folks. You’ll have a great time getting to know them and they will make your visit both fun and memorable.
We pride ourselves on the quality and variety of our menus. All meals are professionally prepared and substantially portioned, with big breakfasts, streamside lunches, and multi-course dinners with fresh vegetables and fruit. We dare you to try and lose weight on these trips! Mornings begin with coffee or tea served in your ger, fresh hors d’oeuvres arrive at cocktail hour, and many evenings end with a companionable drink around the campfire. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements – our staff will do their best to accommodate you.
Mongolia’s traditional felt-covered dwellings are perfectly suited for the landscape. Gers are aesthetically pleasing, environmentally and socially appropriate, and extremely comfortable. Sleeping gers are approximately 9 feet high (2.5 meters) and 20 feet (6 meters) in diameter, providing ample space for two anglers. Each ger is furnished with a wood-burning stove, small writing table, wash basin, camp chairs, and sleeping cots. Woolen carpets decorate the floors, and there are plenty of hooks for hanging jackets, waders, and other gear at day’s end.
On lower river expeditions, guests enjoy most of their nights in remote tipi camps. Each Nordic tipi accommodates two cots and offers plenty of room to stand inside. Breakfast and dinner are served in a spacious, insulated wall-tent with a wood-burning stove.
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